Posted 28 January 2008 - 12:39 PM
Posted 28 January 2008 - 01:56 PM
But, there's got to be a couple film festivals out there that will still take 16mm prints.
Posted 28 January 2008 - 02:42 PM
Most festivals are just reaching the dizzy heights of Digibeta right now, although Beta SP is still a very common format, as well as Mini-DV and even DVD.
It's so expensive to make 16mm prints, especially for anything long form or with a soundtrack that people tend to just finish digitally now for festivals.
Posted 28 January 2008 - 05:27 PM
I saw a post on here not too long ago stating that 16mm release prints are not very popular exhibiton formats at festivals these days. While I find this rather hard to believe, I figured I'd ask since I've been out of the loop for a while and just getting back into it. I know 35mm is far more popular, but surely the option to show 16mm prints has not totally gone by the wayside...
16mm optical sound is very poor quality. The actual dynamic range possible isn't much better than a telephone. Oh. And it's mono.
Not to mention that everyone's been converting their 16mm cameras to Super 16 over the last 30 years.